17 February 2024

Officer charged with street racing over Nowra crash

| Zoe Cartwright
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NSW Police highway patrol vehicle. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

An off-duty police officer has been charged with street racing following an investigation into a crash at Nowra last year.

A NSW Police spokesperson said about 7:15 pm on Friday 16 November 2023, officers from Nowra Traffic Highway Patrol were patrolling the Princes Highway, when they came across a BMW that had lost control and crashed near the intersection of Moss Street, hitting a power pole.

The driver, a 21-year-old man – was uninjured and spoken to by officers.

Police also spoke to the 18-year-old driver of a second vehicle.

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The 21-year-old man is a constable attached to a command in the Southern Region.

After an investigation he was issued a court attendance notice on Friday 16 February 2024 and charged with organising or promoting a race between vehicles, driving recklessly or furiously and negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm).

Police will allege in court that the two vehicles were involved in a street race prior to the crash.

The man is due to appear before Nowra Local Court on Tuesday 2 April 2024.

His license was also suspended, and his employment status is under review.

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